Shishimai (Lion Dance) of Soni Village

Imai, Soni-village, Uda-county, Nara-prefecture
Soni village office
This is an autumn festival held at Kadofusa Shrine, a historic shrine which is said to have existed since the reign of Emperor Yuryaku, about 1,600 years ago.

Shishimai (Lion Dance) (early October)
This is a folk performing art inherited by people since more than 300 years ago, and a famous program 'Soni-no-shishimai (Lion Dance of Soni)' is offered to a deity. There is a particular atmosphere when it is performed in the middle of a circle surrounded by lots of visitors.
Remarks: Holding: Second Sunday of October

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